Report: Cassius Winston sets official visits

Dylan Burkhardt

With the AAU season over, four-star point guard Cassius Winston has set his five official visits.

First reported by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Winston will trip to Stanford on August 7th, Pittsburgh on August 30th, Harvard on September 4th, Michigan State on September 12th and Michigan on September 19th.

Michigan will host UNLV on the Saturday of Winston’s visit for the second home game of the 2015 football season.

The Wolverines will get the last visit in Winston’s recruitment and a chance to make a lasting impression on the best point guard in the state.

Winston has visited both Michigan and Michigan State upwards of a dozen times for games, camps and unofficial visits, but he’s always been set on taking all five official visits before making a decision.

John Beilein and Tom Izzo tracked Winston throughout the July evaluation period as both coaches had a presence at the majority of his games with The Family.

Winston averaged 22.3 points, 7.1 assists and five rebounds per game as a junior and followed that up with 21.5 points per game in the Nike EYBL circuit this spring.

Winston is the composite No. 27 player in the country according to 247 Sports.

  • Wayman Britt

    Well I like that UM is last. I cannot help but think this is a two horse race between MSU and UM. I mentioned this before, but I found it interesting that Izzo made sure he was at every game of Winston’s this summer that Beilein was at. These in state recruiting wars in hoops are so much more important now days because the state of Michigan just doesn’t have as many top 50 players as in the past. One gains the other loses.

    • They were both at a lot of games… I wouldn’t say that Izzo was at every game that Beilein was at or vice versa… both coaches are recruiting a lot of different guys too.

      For example, I know Michigan was three deep at the first night of the Global Challenge while Izzo was elsewhere to open the second live week.